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the flames? >> anne makovec is in berkeley right now. what can you tell us? >> the good news is the fire is almost out and the people that were in the house did make it out all right. there were five people people living in the house. the street will be closed for some time. the fire broke out around midnight and did significant damage to the rear of the home. look at these pictures we found on the website for the daily cal when the fire was al full bore between midnight and 2 a.m. at one point the firefighters were inside, the second story was collapsing on them. they had to get out and fight it from the outside. i'm here with deputy fire chief. tell me about that moment when you started to realize that the structure's integrity was being compromised. >> so when the firefighters
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were inside the outside incident commander was evaluating the structure and saw the heavy amount of flames that were shooting out of the building and that's when they realized that there was going to be a collapse of the second story of the roof structure. so we went defensive spreading the water from the top of our ladder pipe in from the outside into the windows. that's what we call a defensive fire. >> reporter: when you're looking for hot spots, there's a lot of voids you say that hot spots could be hiding. >> with the collapse of the structure, the second floor, it's creating void spots that we can't get to the fire. so there's small hidden hotspots that we're trying to get to. we'll be here all morning waiting for daylight to break so we can evaluate the structure and how far we can get in. >> reporter: all right, deputy chief gil dong, thank you for that. again, the investigation continuing. there was some talk that the firefighters might be looking at a propane tank as part of
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the cause. but that's not being confirmed at this point. they are look at everything and the investigation will continue later on this morning. also want to give some props to the berkeley pd because they were able to help a woman in a wheelchair out of the home. no injuries for firefighters or residents. also, should mention that some of the surrounding homes were evacuated at one point. everybody has been allowed back in. live in berkeley, anne makovec, cbs 5. a wild night at oakland city hall. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in oakland where protestors had another showdown with the city council. >> reporter: michelle, yeah, they were locked out of the council chambers and city leaders say they did this for security reasons and now they have yet to decide how they will handle meetings moving forward. reporter: it was chaos outside council chambers. dozens of protestors were locked outside every city council.
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the group was speaking out against of the shooting of alan bluford the oakland teen who was armed when police shot and killed him. the bluford family held back information about their son's death. the family addressed the council last night. >> he murdered alan bluford in cold blood and that you are covering up a racist murder. >> reporter: several of the family's supporters chanted inside but things got quiet after the council president gave the family the police report regarding their son's death. the family says it was heavily edited but according to the report, it proves that alan bluford never fired a shot despite initial reports. the district attorney's office is still investigating and the family says they plan to come back to meetings in the future. this group of protestors was the same group that shut down the city council meeting two weeks ago. live in oakland, cate caugiran,
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cbs 5. >> thank you. oakland officials are blasted in a new report on officer-involved shootings. the court appointed monitor checking police says that police sometimes shoot at suspects even if there is no imminent threat. the monitor's report says police investigations into the shootings often fell short with detectives expecting that they were justified. he disappear today with weeks ago and family and friends are now searching for a san jose man. they held a vigil last night to pray for the safe return of 32- year-old eric dean garcia last seen september 18 leaving a friend's home two blocks from home. he got a phone call, said he would be right back and just left on his motorcycle. >> so when he wasn't home that next morning when we got up, we knew something was wrong. >> he was a loving guy. >> his family is worried because garcia doesn't have his heart medication with him. he is described as 5'10", 350 pounds with a harley-davidson
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tattoo on the back of his head. the broads of both fishermen who -- the bodies of both fisherman who disappeared sunday have been found. they were located separately in pidgeon point on the san mateo county coastline. they were not wearing life jackets when their boat capsized sunday morning. gas prices are soaring again and the industry is blaming it on the heat wave. the exxon refinery in torrence one of the largest in the state lost power monday due to high temperatures. the heat combined with the chevron refinery fire in richmond in august is increasing prices at the pump, but some drivers aren't buying it. >> the gas companies find any reason they can. this is just another excuse, the heat. >> the wholesale cost shot up a dollar in one week. by friday retail prices could spike by 30 cents. you can track gas prices in your area on i think i want to take bart on the bus or just walk.
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>> this weekend it's going to be crazy. >> it is. it sure is warm out. it is in the mid-60s right now. cate had short sleeves. when was the last time you saw a live shot when cate had short sleeves. >> hope she had a jacket with her. it's a transitional day as cool air returns as the sea breeze will likely be kicking in but it is very mild outside right now. in fact, it is warm in spots for this time of the morning. 69 degrees in san jose. 68 vallejo. 62 in san francisco. and 67 degrees in mountain view. that ridge of high pressure that's been bringing the heat is going to start to slide to the south. that sea breeze will be kicking in. we'll see a southerly surge of low clouds and fog. the timing on that is tricky but it will stay hot inland. we'll still see 90s there, no triple digits. 70s and 80s inside the bay and out along the coastline, cooler weather on the way, maybe some patchy fog showing up this afternoon and temperatures there in the 60s and 70s. all right. now let's check on the roads
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with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. within the last 10 minutes or so we just got word of an accident if your commute takes you through emeryville, it's off on the right-hand shoulder so not blocking lanes but westbound 80 approaching powell and this is a live look closer towards berkeley doesn't appear to be causing much of a delay. 18 minutes is your drive time on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. heading into san francisco, we have howard street closures. howard is shut down between 3rd and 4th oracle open world happening for about the middle of this week. and then we also have continued practice rounds for america's cup so we are seeing a lot of delays along the embarcadero and marina boulevard. we'll talk more about this coming up and a check of mass transit in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. some of us stayed up late last night watching the as win. the oakland at threat as going for the pennant this afternoon. the as tied the rangers for the divisional lead last night.
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derek norris drove in a couple of runs in the 5th inning. in the sixth, jonny gomes going deep with a solo shot. as won 3-1. that's six in a row. they can make it seven in a row to take the division crown tonight -- today the winner will get the divisional crown. the loser plays a one-game wild card game on friday so the as have to have this game. >> good luck to them. protestors plan to march in richmond this afternoon to demand safety improvements at the chevron oil refinery. the refinery was the scene of an august fire that prompted 15,000 people to seek hospital treatment out of concern they breathed in toxic smoke. meanwhile, the city council passed a resolution yesterday setting tougher requirements for chevron as it rebuilds the fire-damaged crude unit. in other headlines around the bay, a new smaller walmart is now open for business in the westgate mall in san jose. the walmart neighborhood market is designed for quick and easy
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shopping for groceries, pharmacy items and other merchandise. the grand opening is today at 7:30. well, it's the naked truth. some people are fed up with public nudity in san francisco. so there's a new proposal calling for fines against people who run amok without their clothing. street fairs and parades would be exceptions and the fines would start at $100 and are being considered by san francisco's board of supervisors. >> hm. 4:39. there are big events in san francisco all weekend and some people wonder if it's too much for the transit to handle. it includes the 49ers against the bills on sunday, giants and major league baseball play- offs, fleet week with the blue angels, yachting race, blue grass festival. it's crazy this weekend. san francisco is gridlocked even without big events of but the mayor is optimistic. >> they are investing in the infrastructure, which is the
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buses, the tracks, the trains, the traffic flow. and they are going to get better. >> public transit is highly recommended for anyone planning to attend those events over the weekend. a new survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight
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they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his apartment after being unemployed for four months. >> i'm a college graduate. i had a steady career in telecom for over 12 years. i look for work 7 days a week actually. it is the hardest unpaid job i have ever had. >> reporter: he wants to know what president obama and mitt romney will do for people like him. >> there's a lot of people who have been out of work for a long time who are not satisfied with the status quo with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of
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government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support. why a tv anchor spent four minutes responding to a viewer's critical email. >> and first he shoots and scores and celebrates a hockey star's disappearing act. that story coming up. [ laughter ] >> after the break. poor guy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hockey league player in new jersey bags a goal the bad news. he picked the wrong wo celebrate-- watch as taylorx this junior hockey league player in new jersey bagged the goal but the bad news is he tries to celebrate and crashes right through the boards there through the glass. guess what. he's okay. [ laughter ] >> a little embarrassed and now he has highlights all over the country this morning. [ laughter ] >> they won, though. probably a little sore. >> what a memorable way to
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celebrate. >> he went right through the plexiglass. >> that hurts. big changes today, of course, last couple of days we have seen triple digits around the bay area but today those numbers going to start to cool down, a sea breeze kicking in. the tricky part determining when that's going to happen. right now mild start to the day, hazy at the coast, clear in the valleys. temperatures in the 60s around the bay. by the afternoon, we'll notice some cooler temperatures. it will be most difficult forecast right toward the coastline. just when that patchy fog may make a return, may see that this afternoon. 60s and 70s expected there. sunshine inside the bay a lot of 70s, a few 80s in the san jose area, still hot in the valleys with 90s. that ridge of high pressure bringing the heat is going to weaken and drop to the south a bit and then the sea breeze this low is going to move in toward the coastline. sea breeze will drop the temperatures. southerly surge of low clouds and fog this is what we see after a nice heat wave here in
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the bay area moving onshore later on today and overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. so some big changes in the weather coming over the next few days. those temperatures really going to be coming down across the board. today, though, still on the warm side into san jose. it is 58 degrees there. about 84 in milpitas. maybe 72 if we're lucky in pacifica before we cool down. you may hit that high in the morning and cool off by the afternoon. 90s showing up in the valleys inland and inside the bay that sea breeze will be blowing, still not bad. about 71 in sausalito, 79 oakland, 88 in santa rose. next couple of days the temperatures are starting to drop off. more clouds on the way, low clouds and fog to begin with but over the weekend, that low is going to drop in toward the bay area. partly cloudy skies, even a slight chance of a couple of raindrops to begin next week. can you believe that, elizabeth? >> where'd the summer go? >> that was it. >> lasted two days. all right. thanks, lawrence. let's take you outside. let's show you a live look right now at the bay bridge. everything looks good heading into san francisco. i want to give a heads up. it's walk to schoolday so you
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may find more kids out and about walking to school. it is a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the needs of walkable communities. again it's a little early to be seeing any kids out heading to school this morning. but just a heads up for later on in the morning commute. bay bridge traffic looks good. down the eastshore freeway we have had a couple of different problems. we'll get to that in just a minute. in the meantime here's a live look at the golden gate bridge where they should be doing some lane changes any minute but so far, so good coming from marin county on 101 heading towards the waldo grade. so the eastern freeway we have seen a couple of different problems. accident at powell is all right cleared. carver approaching gilman in berkeley, in the center divide. it's early, maybe not causing much of a delay. this is a live look through berkeley closer towards ashby avenue. elsewhere through the macarthur maze, looking good. once again, we have a lot going on in san francisco this weekend and even starts this week so we have oracle open
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world happening south of market. so howard street is shut down once again between 3rd and 4th. and then we have the america's cup over by scott and marina green. they have tents set up already so we're already seeing delays along the embarcadero and marina boulevard. and once again, lots going on this weekend. we'll talk more about that coming up. in the meantime, i'll toss it back to the new desk. deadly violence in syria with a series of suicide bombings in aleppo. a government official says at least 31 people have been killed and scores of others wounded. the explosives went off in a main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with
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knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attacks. federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. there are no suspects so far. american airlines says it has identified and solved the problem involving those seats that popped loose on two of its planes. an inspection turned up four other planes that had similar problems. american blames improperly installed clamps. >> they have determined what they believe is a potential failure -- but beyond the failure, we're focusing our attention on making sure that they're properly installed. >> the airline says it has inspected and fixed the seats on three dozen of its boeing 757 jets and plans to check 11 other planes. wall street will be
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watching what hewlett-packard's boss has to say today in san francisco. meg whitman will give her annual presentation to investors. hp is coming off its worst quarter ever and stock has fallen to a ten-year low. she told the "new york times" last week that she will have to explain strategies for the company and how it will grow. samsung is free to sell its galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in the united states. it did not illegally use technology developed by apple. the jury found many of samsung's other products did infringe on apple patents. major apple investor tells "fortune" magazine that he heard from multiple sources that a smaller version of the ipad will soon be released. the investor says invitations to the unveiling of the near 8" screen tablet go out on october 120th. if that's the case, fortune reports the smaller ipad could
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be in stores in time for christmas shopping. heard about tanning beds and skin cancer, and now researchers say the earlier people use them, the greater the risk. researchers at ucsf looked at studies going back to 1977. they found people younger than 25 who use tanning salons had a significantly higher risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer than those who tanned outside. as cold season gets under way, experts say don't turn to vitamin d for relief. new zealand scientists say it doesn't help fight colds. they followed 322 adults for more than a year and found no difference between the group that took vitamin d and those who didn't. and a trend that's moving in the right direction. new numbers show nine out of ten high school teens did not drink and drive last year. the centers for disease control says there's been a 54% decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991.
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but researchers say nearly one million teenagers still drink and get behind the wheel every year. a news anchor in wisconsin speaking out after receiving an email criticizing her weight and appearance on tv. >> her name is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves in wisconsin with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that you're cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> well, livingston goes on to talk about the issue of bullying as well so we would like to know, what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? did she go too far? should she have kept it between
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herself and the emailer? give us your comments on facebook, twitter or email us at >> if there are parents saying look at that news anchor, she is overweight, kids may go to school and say things to other kids. it's break the cycle. >> this gal has been on the air in lacrosse, wisconsin, for 15 years and has been overweight for quite a while. >> i say good for her. >> absolutely. it is 4:53 now. demanding a refund. why the state of california is saying no way to state park donors coming up. >> plus the major oops . >> how a pooch got stuck in a car for a long journey. there's the little guy coming up.
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around the bay area, hot
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inland, fog returning to the coastline. more on the weather coming up. >> and let's check out some bridges around the bay area. so far, so good if you are crossing the golden gate. no delays at the bay bridge or the san mateo bridge. we are following a couple of different accidents on the right-hand side in the east bay. we'll update you on those in a little bit. they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but the spine, that may be a different story. check it out. the new san francisco bay area zagat guide is well on the way to become a collector's edition. look closely. you will see that san francisco is misspelled. zagat says corrected copies are on the way. did you know it was misspelled? >> i can see it now. >> you're always asking me how to spell things. >> thanks for telling that. >> should i show everyone your can of pineapple back here? >> i love you, frank. [ laughter ] >> how about the box you stand on? [ laughter ] a dog goes on a 100-mile ride in 100-degree heat. >> glad you said that right? >> all while trapped under the
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hood of a pickup truck. 52-year-old jaime says he drove from chino to orange to camp pendleton in san diego on monday. he thought something was odd under the hood. once he checked it he was beyond shocked. >> i came out of my truck and then i looked under here. and right through there. i saw fur sticking out from there. and i almost passed out. to my surprised when i opened up the hood he gave me sort of like a smile. and i took a picture right away. >> he probably said, let me out. the dog didn't have a burn or scratch on him. no one knows who the dog belongs to. jaime says he will adopt the big guy and that he should. >> yeah. 4:57 right now. the battle for colorado heats up. >> the key issues to look for in tonight's presidential debate in denver. also
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ahead, a noisy showdown at city hall. why hundreds of angry protestors shut down a council meeting in oakland. >> five people are homeless this morning after a big fire in berkeley last night. firefighters still on scene. we'll tell you what happened next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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